Bride's Money Purse?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Never heard of that. I thought you were just going to be asking opinions on a clutch to carry. Haha.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@LincsMama:  

I too thought you were asking about a clutch etc. LOL. Never heard of it sorry..

 

Post # 6
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s normally used during the dollar dance which is really popular here in the midwest. We are doing a dollar dance because my family insists I must.. and I will be using a lace drawstring bag for it, and a top hat for fi.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ya I can only think of a money dance. our friends did it during there wedding.

I think its tacky and looks like the couple asking for money. we didn’t participate in it. each to their own.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Also, here’s a little background info on them :

The money dance is referred to by a number of names, including the dollar dance and the apron dance, depending on the ethnic customs. In exchange for a few fun-filled seconds whirling around the dance floor with the bride or groom, guests can either pin cash on the newlywed couple’s clothing, toss coins into the bride’s shoes or tuck bills into a dainty satin satchel that the bride wears around her wrist.

 

In the U.S., the money dance is a regional tradition that is most prevalent throughout the Southern and Midwestern states. American brides from Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma to Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin all report that the money dance is an important part of the local reception rituals. Typically, the dance takes place toward the end of the formal festivities, after the cake-cutting and bouquet toss but before the majority of the guests leave. Other times, it is saved for the last dance, right before the newlyweds leave for their honeymoon.

The best man usually kicks off the festivities by pinning money on the bride’s dress while the maid of honor dances with the groom. The best man and maid of honor are also responsible for handing out the pins and sending in new partners every few seconds — just long enough for the guests to offer their congratulations and the bride and groom to thank them for coming.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

They were always used by brides in my day, and it was basically a drawstring bag you carried around on your wrist when you went table to table to greet your guests. When people gave you a card, in the bag it went. Very rarely did people bring an actual boxed gift, so mostly the bags were called money bags. Mine was made of the same material as my wedding gown and is still in my lingerie drawer, filled with cards we received at our wedding.

I haven’t seen one in many years now and haven’t even seen any for sale in bridal boutiques in ages, mostly I guess due to people using cardboxes these days.

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

oops…..double post

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Posting on my iPhone is wonky today.

Back in the day the bride carried a money purse…..kind of awkward. I read somewhere the reason why the bride and groom visited the tables was to get their card with money in it…..they also had a receiving line.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

at my sister’s wedding, they forgot the card box and guests were nervous about leaving cards on a table, but luckily I had a shoe bag so they all started giving the cards to me to keep safe in the bag. It was really easy. I’d also seen a card purse at a cpl other weddings- the bride can hold it but so can a relative or MOH. I’ve never seen anybody going table to table with it. Quite the opposite- it was really helpful. Someone would say I want to give my card- oh bride’s sister has this silver card bag- there she is.

So I think it makes sense to do the same for mine – the friend making my veil and garter is also making a card bag & I’ll carry it or my sister/MOH will. It can be for my lip gloss or cards. Not a demand for cash at all

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